Christmas Program



Christmas for most of us conjures up memories of warm homes, holiday aromas and special gifts under the tree. But what if you are a child in a homeless shelter or living with your family in a car? What memories would Christmas hold for you then?

Toy Rescue Mission loves to make sure we can make Christmas special for children in need. Other agencies can provide a safe home and nourishing food, but we try to bring back the ‘light’ in a child’s eyes as they see a wished-for gift on Christmas morning. It’s something they can call their own in a world of chaos and uncertainty. We also serve the ‘forgotten children’ at the other end of the age spectrum--seniors with dementia in care facilities.

Our annual Christmas gift distribution gives joy to so many underprivileged children in the Pierce County area and seniors in care facilities. The children receive like-new (and some new) toys, books and stuffed animals. The seniors receive lap blankets, toiletries, puzzles and stuffed toys. All items are clean, in working order and sometimes sealed in plastic. Christmas wrapping paper and bows and Christmas decorations are also available to the parents of these children.

This distribution is our largest program of the year. It occurs from mid-November to mid-December but we prepare for it all year long so we can serve over 7000 recipients. You can help by donating funds, holding a toy drive at your place of employment or donating the following items: new or gently-used toys, books, DVD’s, Christmas wrapping paper and bows, candy canes, board games, Christmas stockings or gifts for children 10-15 years old.

We also need several volunteers to clean, repair and sort the donated toys and help with the distribution event. Let the true spirit of Christmas touch your heart and call us at (253) 460-6711 to volunteer your time and resources to brighten the lives of children and seniors in care facilities.

Volunteer Inquiries

Web Page: Volunteer

Office Phone

(253) 460-6711

Office Hours

Tuesday | 9:30am-6pm
Wednesday, Thursday | 9:30am-4pm
Open Saturdays by appointment only unless during Easter, Back to School, or Christmas Distributions For all other inquiries, call for appointment

Postal Address

P.O. Box 64547
Tacoma, WA 98464-0547

Street Address and
Donation Drop-off

Toy Rescue Mission
607 S. Winnifred St.
Tacoma, WA 98465
(Across from Tacoma Boys on 6th Ave)

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